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    Default Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    I started sewing the Two Step quilt Jenny had posted. When I sew the jelly rolls together, they are 4 3/4” of course. My seams are accurate and the jelly rolls measure 2 1/2” each which equals 4 3/4” . Yet they are supposed to go with a square that is 5” square. They will fit when flipped, but it skews everything when the blocks are sewn together as the 1/4” difference puts everything out of alignment. If I make the squares 4 3/4” to match the jelly rolls, the quilt will be a totally different size. So I am wondering why the squares would be 5” to begin with? How did she get them to align in straight lines? I have tried everything and based on the math, it doesn’t work.
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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    The white squares don’t look square in the photo but they are. LOL

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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    I'm not certain. But 2 jelly strips sewn together with a 1/4" seam should finish at 4 1/2". If the block is supposed to match, I would cut to 4 1/2", or in your case 4 3/4".

    You might want to check to see if there is a pattern correction. There is a link on M*, which I can't figure out how to post.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    https://quiltingtutorials.com/tutori...t-with-jenny-1

    if read the video transcript at bottom second paragraph mentions sizes.
    (edit sorry computer shut off)
    paragraph 3 / 4 says about strips,
    am muddled normally both pieces to join should be same size

    am wondering if a scant 1/4 seam should be used but then that would not add up to 5"?


    I saw this tip on an youtube with stuart Hillard tip at 10.49 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWZt-IAHFec but if your 1/4 set up is ok don't bother to watch, unless you need an hour of therapy after working this out

    must admit to turning the speed upto 1.75 after 40 minutes watching, Stuarts lovely, very thorough, but had places to go and didn't want to end and return later..hope that doesn't upset.. did enjoy
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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    Your 2 strips sewn together should measure 4-1/2” but that doesn’t matter. She says cut your squares to 5” and then cut your strip set at 5” then sew together so you’re matching one strip to the square (not where the seam is. Then you would measure to cut your other strip set piece to be the right length, should be 9”. Hope this makes sense
    Vernona

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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    watching the video
    the 2 sewn strips are 4 1/2 on the board measurement
    the length 5" is measured from selvege end along
    sew to square

    the next measurement is taken from the square and 2 strips sewn all together
    in jennys it is 9"
    cut the next strip set measuring from the selvege,
    sew to the square and 2 strips

    once sewn ironed the block ends out 9" with some sliver cutting from jenny

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    can I just say how nice your fabric looks in this pattern and you would not know you were having any issues from the picture
    welcome to the forum

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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    Grandmaterry has made one of these. Hopefully she'll chime in.
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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    I made the Two-Step quilt last July using batiks. It's among my albums. I don't remember having a problem. I usually sew a scant 1/4". I cut my own 2.5" strips from 10" layer cake squares. Some of the 10" squares were not a full 10", so I could get only 3 strips from them. I used the left overs for another quilt. Feel free to browse my albums.

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    Default Re: Advice for Jenny’s Two Step Quilt

    I checked out the one in your gallery JCY and it is the same as mine. The squares do not line up straight across the quilt either. It’s like mine where every other one lines up. So I guess I’m doing it correctly��. Thanks everyone for all your input.

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